product code : k8371 :
1970's black plastic frame marked ULTRA and
GOLIATH II FRAME HOLLAND
Can be glazed with
This is an original Goliath II from Americans, Palm Optical, who specialised
in the importation and distribution of European frames. It was Palm who
discovered Cazal Eyewear, from Germany, and first brought their designs
to the USA in the late 1970's. At the same time they introduced their own
line of luxury eyewear - the Ultra Collection - and Goliath and Goliath II are
from that range, made in an optical factory in the Netherlands. The out-
there European style of Cazals and Ultras set them apart from more timid
American options, and their outlandish sizings were matched by hefty price
tags; a cult following thus began, coveting their exclusivity and rarity, so by
1986, when the Goliath II was worn by
Run DMC's Darryl McDaniels, their
legendary status was secured. Note that the pair we have for sale is the
1980's Goliath II in black as 'D' wore and that this is the
frame of Run DMC fame. Some people are still mixing up Cazal & Ultra,
maybe because Palm distributed both, and say 'D' wore Cazals: maybe
he did occasionally and earlier, but the Goliath II became his 'trademark'
glasses. After its introduction in 1979, the bigger of the two brutes,
Goliath II was also the choice of other bold personalities like actor
Michael Caine and the director George Romero. They were chosen for
Robert de Niro playing Sam Rothstein in Casino, made in '95 but set in
1980. Perhaps it was De Niro who sparked thoughts of a Goliath remake.
And we have to tell you, they are out there, being made today and cheaper
but ours is one of the RARE originals. And be suspect and be warned, some
unscrupulous sellers are intimating, even stating, that they are selling a
1980's original, when they are not. With Klasik, this NEVER EVER happens.
Provenance is everything to us and our customers know that when we offer
investment pieces like this Goliath II, they have impeccable provenance.
Klasik have been in business now for 16 years.
Lastly, beyond appearance, this iconic piece is designed to perform, so the
acetate is superb and will support whatever lenses you want to go with -
clear and no Rx, photochromic or solid tint sunglasses or even bespoke
gradient tint Rx. It's all up to you...